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OUTSIDE TOKYO

‘The People by Kishin’

Grand Front Osaka, Knowledge Capital, Event Lab

by Tomohiro Osaki

Staff Writer

Photographer Kishin Shinoyama’s perceptive insight and virtual disregard of social norms have made him both an admirable pursuer of avant-gardism and a target of conservative criticism.

This traveling exhibition, which debuted in Tokyo, is the first major retrospective of Kishin’s photography in Japan. Up until now, he had been refused such a comprehensive showing of his images.

“What is the power of photography?” is the underlying theme of this show, which brings together some of the most outstanding works from Shinoyama’s 50-year career; April 5-May 18.

Grand Front Osaka, Knowledge Capital, Event Lab.; 3-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka. Osaka Stn. 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. ¥1,100. 06-6372-6434; www.kishin-osaka.jp